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Old 06-14-2005, 01:39 AM   #21 (permalink)
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aight just wondering if it was really wise to upgrade from my audigy value 2
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Old 06-14-2005, 02:08 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Meh, soooo much bragging makes me think thye are full of BS...

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"Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity is expected to be released in August for PCI. The successor to the Audigy series, X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity will be a based around a completely redesigned architecture - the first major architectural overhaul since the EMU10K introduced with the SBLive!. The X-Fi features EAX Advanced HD 5.0, support for 128 voices, EAX MacroFX, EAX PurePath and Environment FlexiFX as well as 24-bit Crystalizer that converts the gaming audio into 24-bit quality.
The key component in the card is Creative's X-Fi chip, which features 51 million transistors and operates at a clock speed of 400Mhz with 10,340 MIPS of processing power (compared with the EMU10K2.5 of the Audigy2 ZS which features 4.6 million transistors running at 200Mhz and giving around 420 MIPS of processing power). The chip is divided into five cores, connected together by Creative's Audio Ring bus, which routes data between the cores and provides access to the on-board 2-64MB of SDRAM, the PCI bus and the I/O ports. The Tank core is a digital delay engine, providing reverb, chorus, inter-aural time delay and reflections, relinquishing the CPU or DSP from having to perform these operations. The SRC core is dedicated to Sample Rate Conversion. The majority of this processing power in X-Fi is dedicated to this core. The core is designed to reduce the inter modulation distortion to almost lossless levels when performing SRC (e.g. converting between 44.1 and 48Khz audio). The X-Fi chip also features the Filter core, which is an optimized, fixed function filter engine, providing hundreds of digital filters for environmental modeling, positional audio, music synthesis, and audio customization. The Mixer core scales, sums and reroutes the data from the other processing cores, and the final DSP core (Quartet) is a SIMD programmable processor providing both time and frequency domain signal processing. Time domain effects (such as reverb) are regularly used for adding environmental effects, but few frequency domain effects are currently used due to the large processing overhead. The DSP is used with Creative's "Active Premium Audio" system, which can create centre and surround channel information from a two track recording to provide multi channel sound, improve the quality of audio given your particular speaker system and listening environment and even enhance compressed audio content such as MP3/WMA/AAC to improve it's dynamic range."
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"Creative X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity is expected to be released in August for PCI. The successor to the Audigy series, X-Fi Xtreme Fidelity will be a based around a completely redesigned architecture - the first major architectural overhaul since the EMU10K introduced with the SBLive!. The X-Fi features EAX Advanced HD 5.0, support for 128 voices, EAX MacroFX, EAX PurePath and Environment FlexiFX as well as 24-bit Crystalizer that converts the gaming audio into 24-bit quality.
The key component in the card is Creative's X-Fi chip, which features 51 million transistors and operates at a clock speed of 400Mhz with 10,340 MIPS of processing power (compared with the EMU10K2.5 of the Audigy2 ZS which features 4.6 million transistors running at 200Mhz and giving around 420 MIPS of processing power). The chip is divided into five cores, connected together by Creative's Audio Ring bus, which routes data between the cores and provides access to the on-board 2-64MB of SDRAM, the PCI bus and the I/O ports. The Tank core is a digital delay engine, providing reverb, chorus, inter-aural time delay and reflections, relinquishing the CPU or DSP from having to perform these operations. The SRC core is dedicated to Sample Rate Conversion. The majority of this processing power in X-Fi is dedicated to this core. The core is designed to reduce the inter modulation distortion to almost lossless levels when performing SRC (e.g. converting between 44.1 and 48Khz audio). The X-Fi chip also features the Filter core, which is an optimized, fixed function filter engine, providing hundreds of digital filters for environmental modeling, positional audio, music synthesis, and audio customization. The Mixer core scales, sums and reroutes the data from the other processing cores, and the final DSP core (Quartet) is a SIMD programmable processor providing both time and frequency domain signal processing. Time domain effects (such as reverb) are regularly used for adding environmental effects, but few frequency domain effects are currently used due to the large processing overhead. The DSP is used with Creative's "Active Premium Audio" system, which can create centre and surround channel information from a two track recording to provide multi channel sound, improve the quality of audio given your particular speaker system and listening environment and even enhance compressed audio content such as MP3/WMA/AAC to improve it's dynamic range."
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Creative soundcards are known to be better gaming solutions than other soundcards. I don't know anybody who would say otherwise. They own the EAX tech and bought Sensura and they also improve game performance more so than any other cards. In terms of being a professional audio solution well they are not the best. The Xi-Fi looks good but it could be al marketing spin and we all know about Creative's marketing tactics. We won't really see how good it is until it's out on the market and reviewed by third parties. However, I'm pretty sure the Xi-Fi will continue Creative's tradition of making the best gaming solution soundcards.
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Sounds sweet.
Looks, not sound's. Even with all that it could have crummy sound
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Looks, not sound's. Even with all that it could have crummy sound
Crummy Sound? Are you serious? LOL

Yeah DJ CHRIS i'm sure that they are developing this new technology because they want to offer us the worst possible product with the crummiest sound they can...

What type of ears & hearing capibilities do you have DJ CHRIS?
I need to get a pair...
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